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About Sodium Thiosulphate
Sodium thiosulphate (Na2S2O3) is an inorganic compound typically available in a highly hydrated form. Also spelled as thiosulfate, it dissolves easily in water but not in alcohol. Sodium thiosulfate decomposes when heated, releasing toxic gases like disodium oxide and sulphur oxide. At the risk of explosion, it should be stored carefully, away from oxidising agents like potassium permanganate, nitrate or chlorate.
How is Sodium Thiosulfate Produced?
In the industry, sodium thiosulphate is synthesised from by-products of sodium sulphide production. This solution, containing sodium carbonate, is mixed with sulphur dioxide and subsequently re-crystallised. Another possible method involves boiling sodium polysulphide and nitro compounds, followed by several steps of concentration and purification of sodium thiosulphate. In the lab, this chemical can be produced from sodium sulphide heated in the presence of sulphur or, alternatively, by boiling sulphur and sodium hydroxide.
First Aid Measures
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